[PDF] Commissioning guide: management of paediatric torsion

Royal College of Surgeons - RCS
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
Publication date:
01 October 2016


The acute scrotum is defined as sudden pain of the scrotum or its contents, accompanied by local signs such as swelling, skin changes or systemic symptoms. In a boy presenting with an acute scrotum, it is imperative to rule out testicular torsion, which is a surgical emergency. The acute scrotum should be rapidly assessed and assumed to be testicular torsion until proven otherwise.